Success stories

Apple-Jane's story

Apple Jane Hayward is an inspirational young woman and has overcome adversity to achieve some fantastic things through the Sea Cadets and CVQO. She was a 2021 CVQO Westminster Award finalist and you can read her story here.

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The CVQO Lion Award

Our new programme for 8-14 year olds promotes mental wellbeing and outdoor learning

The CVQO Lion Award promotes the development of 8-14 year olds through a varied and exciting programme of outdoor activities, first aid skills and social action projects.

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University of Northampton Report released

Report looking into social impact of Cadet Forces and CVQO qualifications

A four-year study by the University of Northampton into the impact of the Cadet Forces and CVQO qualifications was released, with some very positive conclusions.

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Welcome to CVQO

Employability Skills Workshop webinars

Now available – Employability Skills Workshop webinars exclusively for CVQO learners – click here for more information!

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Welcome to CVQO

ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders

Our ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders is delivered over 2 consecutive days and is aimed at 14-19 year olds, offering a brilliant introduction to leadership concepts and an internationally-recognised qualification.

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We are CVQO

CVQO is a UK education charity, providing vocational qualifications to youth group members and their adult instructors. Our qualifications are accredited by Pearson BTEC, ILM and City & Guilds

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The CVQO learner journey

I have seen first-hand the fantastic opportunities and experience that being a cadet can bring to young people.

“Skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership are vital, practical skills that are so valued by employers, whichever path you choose.

“CVQO are rightly recognising the skills and abilities of our cadet forces with qualifications that will help set them on their path to success.

Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education